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Instagram just took advantage of Amazon’s biggest weakness

Posted in Apps, Consumers, interactive advertising, internet, online marketing, Retail, social media, Uncategorized, world wide web with tags , , , , on March 20, 2019 by gadler

Instagram took a big step on Tuesday in its evolution into an online shopping destination, and for once, Amazon finds itself looking up from a position of weakness.

Instagram announced that users of the photo-sharing app will for the first time be able to start making purchases of some products directly within the app, capping off the social network’s multi-year flirtation with becoming a real player in online shopping. Big-name retailers like Nike and Zara, as well as younger brands like Outdoor Voices and Warby Parker, are among the 20-plus companies participating in the initial rollout.

Instagram has already proven to be a platform — thanks in large part to its visual nature — where the best consumer brands can do what they do best: get new people to discover their products and inspire shoppers to covet their wares.

— Read on www.recode.net/2019/3/20/18271386/instagram-shopping-discovery-amazon-weakness-checkout

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Do’s and Don’ts for Retailers in a Digital Age

Posted in Consumers, digital media, online marketing, Retail with tags , on May 19, 2015 by gadler

“What sets retailers up for success or failure in digital age? L2’s Digital IQ Index examines more than 200 retailers in the specialty retail, department store and big box categories. From these studies emerged a list of Do’s and Don’ts for retailers looking to thrive.”

Read more: Do’s and Don’ts for Retailers in a Digital Age | L2: The Daily.

The Future of Beacons & Customer Engagement

Posted in advertising, app, Consumers, mobile, Research, Retail with tags , , on September 29, 2014 by gadler

The Future of Beacons & Customer Engagement.

Tablets Owners Buy More Consumer Electronics

Posted in Consumers, iPad, mobile, Retail, tablet, world wide web with tags , , , , on September 4, 2014 by gadler

“It’s an all-digital world for most tablet owners. According to new research from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), just over half (54%) of online consumers have purchased tablets for themselves. This research shows a 4% rise in overall tablet ownership and a general tendency on the part of this audience to purchase more electronic devices than other consumers.”

Read the rest here: Tablets Owners Buy More Consumer Electronics.

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